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Letter to the Editor: Leadership Training Is for Everyone

Published:October 27, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.08.032
      As a newly minted chief resident, I was invited to a 1-day leadership retreat sponsored by the office of Graduate Medical Education. Along with 30 or so other chiefs from across our institution, we participated in small group exercises emphasizing the principles of effective leadership. We played a game requiring us to rank order our core values. We discussed the importance of communicating a clear vision to unite our residency around common goals. We learned strategies for building relationships based on trust, respect and emotional intelligence. My experience there served me throughout my chief year and beyond. But it also left me wondering: “Why aren't these skills taught to all residents?”
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